Frequently Asked Questions


1. Free Legal Support

Not sure what trade mark class you require? Contact us and one of our qualified lawyers will assist you.

Free legal support line: +61 3 9832 0660

2. What is a company?

A proprietary limited company (“Pty Ltd”) is a separate legal entity which is registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

A company is treated as a separate “legal person” from which you can run businesses, all in the company’s name.

A company is owned by members (or shareholders) and run by at least one director.

3. Who can register a company?

Anybody over the age of 18 who is not bankrupt can register a company in Australia. There must be at least one director who is resident in Australia.

4. Who should use this website?

Anybody wishing to set up an Australian company should use Company123. Our service is suitable for:

  • Current sole traders wishing to incorporate their business
  • Current partnerships wishing to incorporate their business
  • New business wishing to incorporate a business
5. How much will registration cost?

We charge $AUD 35.2 (GST included) to incorporate your business for you. You will also be required to pay the $AUD 469 ASIC registration fee.

6. How long will the registration process take?

Once you have all the required information at hand, it should only take you about 5 minutes to complete our online application forms. All going well, you’ll be up and registered 1 minute later.

7. What information do I need to register a company?

As well as an Australian address for the business, you’re going to need the following:

For each Director:

  • Full Name
  • Residential Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth

For each Member (shareholder):

  • Full Name
  • Residential Address
  • Proposed Shareholding
8. Can I choose my own company name?

Yes, and if you already have a business name you can use this too, but note that ASIC requires it be registered in uppercase letters and it end in PTY LTD.

Sometimes your proposed name may require manual review – this can happen if your name is too similar to that of an existing business. On our registration page you’ll find a search bar which you can use to check whether the name you want to use is available. If your name gets rejected we can help you choose a new one.

9. What documentation will I be provided with once my company is registered?

Once registered, you’ll be provided with a Certificate of Registration and Australian Company Number (“ACN”), as well as all the other documentation you will need.

You’ll also receive your ASIC Company Key in the mail after about 3-5 business days. The Company Key allows you to log on to the ASIC website if you need to update any of your details.

10. Have we left you with questions?
Please contact us on +61 3 98320660
ASIC Agent

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